Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom
32 Journal of Legal Studies Education 131071 (2015 Forthcoming)
43 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 2, 2015
This paper presents a primer on the law of noncompetes, both in the U.S. and other countries, and includes consideration of underlying contract policy. It considers studies from the management and social psychology literature on the desirability and impact of noncompetes on firms and regional economies, and discusses strategic options for employers. It recommends ideas for covering noncompetes in graduate or undergraduate business law or legal environment courses.
Keywords: covenant not to compete, noncompete, employment law, freedom of contract, interdisciplinary studies, pedagogy, restrictive covenants, comparative law, exploitative contracts, entrepreneurship
JEL Classification: K20, K21, K12, K31, M12, M13
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